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Tutorials

As part of its mission to support and serve the GIS community, PASDA has created a series of tutorials designed to assist PASDA users with data, software, and applications available through the site. While some of them are associated with specific GIS software, they are based upon principles and techniques common to most GIS products.

"GIS Basics"tutorial is a brief introduction to the basic concepts and principles behind Geographic Information Systems. If GIS is new to you, or you're looking for a simple refresher, this tutorial is for you.
"Learning ArcGIS"tutorial features a more robust and fully featured GIS program, and is better suited for users at least somewhat familiar with ESRI's ArcGIS 8.0 and higher versions who seek to extend their professional skills.
"How to use the Data Access Wizard" This tool allows users to search and retrieve data.
"How to create metadata using ArcCatalog" provides instruction on using ESRI's ArcCatalog to produce metadata or data documentation to assist with data management and sharing.

"How to use the Imagery Navigator and Download Tool" tutorial was created to provide step by step instructions to downloaded and viewing PAMAP imagery, DOQQ's, DRG's and NAIP imagery."
"How to Connect to a MapService" tutorial was created to provide step by step instructions to consume PASDA's mapservices.
"How to Use Make Map" tutorial was created to provide step by step instructions to make and print a map using PASDA data.